Nov 27, 2009 11:46am
Re: Favourite authors ?
3 of my favorite authors:
(Try 'Brooklyn Follies'; Music of Chance and Leviathan are excellent--anything by him is.)
Philip Roth: (Read 'The Human Stain' if nothing else)
TC Boyle: ('Tortilla Curtain'; World's End; Budding Prospects; Drop City....he's a can't miss writer.
Recent books I loved:
"How I Became a Famous Novelist" by Steve Hely...one of the funniest books I ever read.
"Bad Monkeys", if you love paranoid conspiracy thrillers.
"Gone Away World", by Nick Harkaway, for one of the greatest blends of thriller/Sci-Fi/Spy/Action/Philosohpical mind-F*** novels EVER.
"Monsters of Templeton", by Lauren Groff, for a great character-driven family-history, small-town novel full of ideas and (slight) mysticism.
"Last Last Chance" by Fiona Maazel...hilarious, drug-addled protagonist narrator blends dark humor with thoughts on life, love, and a plague that could wipe out mankind.
I also read "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" by Le Carre, having always meant to...its reputation as one of the great spy novels ever is well-deserved.